August 28, 2012 2:26PM
Updated: October 22, 2012 6:00PM
Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday April to October. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors 62+ and $8 for youth 4-17. Children 3 and under are free. General admission is free to Naperville residents with ID. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit napersettlement.museum.
Dinner on the Town
Spin your way to a dining extravaganza at this Naperville Heritage Society gala evening from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8.
Find out moments before you are whisked off by limousine or trolley, which prominent restaurant, private home or historic building you will travel to for a gourmet-style meal. This event also features a specialty auction.
Tickets are $195.
Call (630) 420-6773 or visit napersettlement.museum/dinneronthetown.
The War of 1812
The History Speaks Lecture Series kicks off the 2012-2013 season with a presentation by Terry Lynch titled “The War of 1812: Mr. Madison’s War” from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 9, at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel.
Advance tickets are $6 per person; $5 for members; at the door, $7 per person, $6 for students and members.
Weed Ladies Fall Sale
The Weed Ladies fall floral sale features season floral arrangements with silk and dried florals and dried bouquets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13-15 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16.
Admission to the sale is free.
Chicago Victory Gardens
Award-winning master gardener LaManda Joy will give a presentation on Chicago Victory Gardens from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Naper Settlement. Chicago led the nation in urban food production during World War II and how the city is poised again with the homegrown food revolution of this new generation.
Joy is the author of the popular urban gardening blog, “The Yarden,” and is the founder of the Peterson Garden Project in Chicago. Naper Settlement’s Victory Garden and rain gardens also will be featured.
Bus & Bakery Tour
Visit four iconic Chicagoland bakeries to bring sweet treats home from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. Learn the history of the bakeries and sample their specialties.
This unique experience begins with a special 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of Labriola Baking Company. The tour includes transportation, tasting samples and lunch. Participants will have personal shopping time at each bakery. For adults. Registration accepted through Sept. 9.
Tickets are $60.
History Bites Walking Tour
Travel through downtown Naperville for unique bites of history from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
Enjoy a progressive food experience with tastings at local restaurants, liberally seasoned with local stories and architectural highlights. For teens through adults. The tour begins at the Naper Settlement Visitor Center.
Tickets are $35.
Harvest Pow Wow
Experience Native American dancing, cultural demonstrations, children’s games and crafts, special presentations and more during the Harvest Pow Wow to be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23.
Presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation.
Tickets are $8 for adults and children (5-12); $6 for seniors (62+).
Visitmidwestsoarring.org or call (773) 585-1744.
Thank a firefighter from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 while celebrating the history of Naperville’s firefighters, viewing artifacts from the museum collections and getting an up close look at modern day equipment side-by-side with the historic 1874 Joe Naper pumper.
Participate in a bucket brigade, learn about fire safety and try on firefighting gear.